Money Smart
Financial Wisdom

Family Mediation - Separation Agreements
Creating smart financial solutions
Without going to court

We hear it all the time...

"I've never managed the money ...
... I need to plan for the future."

what is family mediation

"If this goes to court...
... there won't be any money left."

Divorce Mediation Toronto

The Common Sense Divorce difference:
Family divorce mediation with an emphasis on making smart financial decisions.
Pricing Packages according to how you decide to involve lawyers.

Gail Vaz-Oxlade Divorce and money

For most people divorce is less about legalities and more about finances, tax implications and making smart money decisions. This is why we started The Common Sense Divorce." Gail Vaz-Oxlade

Gail Vaz-Oxlade

Gail Vaz-Oxlade is Canada’s no-nonsense, money expert. She is a is a multiple time best-selling financial author, with her books making the list of the 150 bestselling Canadian books of the past 10 years.  For more than 20 years you have witnessed Gail's trademark straight-up money wisdom, both on Radio and Television, most notably as host of TVs Till Debt Do Us Part.

Gail Vaz-Oxlade

Family Mediation


THIS IS REALLY NOT NEWS TO ANYONE: Yes family mediation is better for your kids.  Yes family mediation typically costs less.  Yes divorce mediation is faster, creates stronger agreements, helps people to be better co-parents and keeps you out of court.  You can tell people.  You can warn people, you can write articles.  But inevitably there are some people that will have to learn the hard way.

Read what the Media has to say about the Family Law System

“Canadian Lawyer magazine’s survey on legal fees, shows that the national average estimated cost for a two-day trial is now more than $30,000. The average cost of a contested divorce was $12,000 per party.” But to get to that trial, the average cost was more than $45,000 per party."

What Do I Do Next?





Every unique couple faces unique challenges.
Understand how separation will affect
you, your children, your finances and your future.

The Common Sense Advantage

and Tools

ODIN is a Suite of free tools to help you better understand Separation and Divorce in Ontario.

Six Ontario

Full Spectrum
of Expertise

Mediation, Collaborative Legal Services, Financial/Tax Planning, Children's Counselling.

Choices &

More choices, more legal options and more solutions for you, your partner and for your family.

Separation Agreement

Gail Vaz-Oxlade: Canadian best-selling financial author, host of TV's 'till Debt Do Us Part, Princess and Money Moron and co-founder of the Common Sense Divorce.

A Pre-Recorded Message About Our Services
Not everyone is ready to talk with someone in person.  You can call the Common Sense Divorce at anytime and hear a pre-recorded 2 min message about our services.

Free Telephone Consultation
We will gladly take the time to speak with you about our services and the divorce process in Ontario.  The Common Sense Divorce offers a free 20 min telephone assessment and consultation.

Respect Your Privacy
We understand that this is a difficult time and calling us is a big step.  We are going to work hard to make this phone call easier, make you feel at ease and make sure that we respect your privacy.

Calling DOES NOT Mean You Are Divorcing
We understand that you may be just researching and have not made any decisions.  We do not assume that because you are calling, that this means you are divorcing.

Ontario Divorce and Information Network

The Common Sense Divorce is pleased to be a founding partner and sponsor of the Ontario Divorce Information Network (ODIN).

The ODIN Platform is a Free Divorce information service for Ontario residents researching separation and divorce in the Province of Ontario.